AV Linux Changelog

New in version 6.0.4

November 6th, 2014
  • Bugfixes:
  • Updated Ardour3 builds to a special preview 3.5-3368 to prevent possible MIDI/Audio data loss (thanks Paul Davis and Robin Gareus!)
  • Reverted JACK 0.124.1 utility scripts to utilize A2JMIDID because 'alsa_midi' doesn't hotplug when new MIDI hardware is plugged in...
  • Removed 'broadcom-sta-common' and it's blacklist file to facilitate more Broadcom devices to work OOTB
  • Added menu button to reload XFWM in 'Settings' Menu in the rare event it crashes on login
  • Disabled default Auto-mounting of HDD Partitions in a Live Session (thanks Zensub!)
  • Addition of Squeeze LTS Repositories for security updates including patched BASH for the 'shellshock' bug
  • Installer no longer offers non-English locales since they seem to be broken, however non-English keyboards can still be set up.
  • Replaced Iceweasel with Firefox and added 'Ubuntuzilla' repos for an up-to-date browser option..
  • Updates:
  • Updated to 3.12..19 lowlatency PAE default Kernel ( Thanks Trulan Martin!)
  • **An optional full RT Preempt Kernel is provided but is not compatible with proprietary nVidia/Ati Video Drivers**
  • Updated Harrison Mixbus Demo to version 2.5 including new LV2 Plugins bundled systemwide to /usr/lib/lv2 (Thanks Ben Loftis!)
  • Updated Adobe Flash Browser plugin for security fixes
  • Updated AmSynth to 1.5.1 (Thanks Nick Dowell!)
  • Updated Guitarix to 0.31(Thanks Hermann Meyer!)
  • Updated OpenAV ArtyFX LV2 Plugins to 1.2 (thanks Harry for OpenAV updates!)
  • Updated Luppp to 1.0.1
  • Updated QmidiArp to 0.6.1
  • Updated Qtractor to 0.6.3 (Thanks to Rui for all new Q-stuff below!)
  • Updated Qjackctl to 0.3.12
  • Updated Qmidinet to 0.2.0
  • Updated VeeOne LV2 Plugins to 0.5.1
  • Updated Carla Plugin Host to 2.0beta3b plus new VST Plugin (Thanks falkTX!)
  • Updated LMMS to 1.0.95 + Carla Plugin host support... yep, LV2 synths in LMMS! (Thanks diizy and falkTX!)
  • Updated Drumgizmo LV2 to 0.9.6 (Thanks you wild and crazy Danes!)
  • Updated LV2 Stack to most recent releases (Thanks drobilla!)
  • Updated Xjadeo to 0.8.0 binary (Thanks Robin Gareus!)
  • Updated HarVid binaries to 0.7.5 (Thanks Robin Gareus!)
  • Updated Renoise Demo to 3.0.0
  • Updated Pianoteq Demo to 5.1.1
  • Updated Patchage to 1.0.0 (Thanks drobilla!)
  • Updated Yoshimi to 1.2.4 (Thanks Will Godfrey!) *note as always banks are in /usr/local/share/yoshimi
  • Updated FFADO to 2.2.1
  • Updated GCC and G++ to 4.7
  • Updated libgtk2.0 from 2.20 to 2.24 to hopefully prolong ability to compile GTK2 apps
  • Updated Cinelerra-CV to recent GIT CVA build ...MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS! (Thanks Paolo Rampino!)
  • Updated entire LinuxSampler stack to recent SVN (Thanks rockhopper!)
  • Udated LiVES Video Editor to 2.2.6 (Thanks salsaman!)
  • Updated DISTRHO Plugins (many new improvements/additions... Thanks falkTX!)
  • Updated Hydrogen to a 'risky' 0.9.7 alpha build with NSM support (Thanks mauser!)
  • Updated Kdenlive to 0.9.10 (Thanks vpinon!)
  • Updated Calf Plugins to the KXStudio version with LADSPA and DSSI builds (Thanks falkTX!)
  • Updated LibreOffice to 4.3.1
  • Updated Blender to 2.71
  • New Additions:
  • Added latest Emacs text-editor for developers
  • Added Meld file comparison tool for developers
  • Added linuxDSP DYN-4000 Plugin Demo (Thanks linuxDSP!)
  • Added Teragon Audio Plugins
  • Added JackAss JACK MIDI Plugins
  • Added SAFE Plugins
  • Added Infamous LV2's (Thanks ssj71!)
  • Added official Pipelight Repository and updated to latest versions (Thanks slackner!)
  • Added EnergyXT 2.7 Demo (Thanks Jorgen!)
  • Added EnergyXT JACK Utilities based on falkTX's libaam-jack
  • Added Individual Guitarix 'Bluemann' and 'Rectifier' LV2's
  • Added Mverb Plugins VST, LV2, DSSI and LADSPA
  • Added Shuriken Beat Slicer (thanks Rockhopper!)
  • Added recent GIT post-kickstarter build of OOMIDI

New in version 6.0.3 (February 25th, 2014)

  • Bugfixes:
  • Set numlock to off by default to avoid keyboard havoc with Netbooks and Small Laptops with combined number/letter keys
  • Fixed Ardour3 builds to properly detect linuxVST plugins since XFCE4 launchers do not utilize environment variables (thanks Paul Davis!)
  • Fixed Carla Plugin Host to properly load SFZ files (thanks falkTX!)
  • Fixed DispcalGUI to launch properly
  • Removed Compiz button from Wbar to avoid running unwanted instances
  • Added all relevant Broadcom Wireless Firmware, Driver and Source Packages to ease setup as much as possible.
  • Updates:
  • Updated 3.10.27avl2-pae default Kernel (optional RT Build available in your home folder) – Thanks Trulan Martin!
  • Updated Inkscape to 0.48.4
  • Updated liblilv to 0.18.0
  • Updated libsuil to 0.8.0
  • Updated lv2-dev to 1.8.0
  • Updated sratom to 0.4.4
  • Updated JALV to 1.4.4+ extUI patch
  • Updated fabla-lv2 to 1.3
  • Updated Qsampler to 0.2.3
  • Updated Qtractor to 0.5.12+SVN with debugging and NSM Session fixes
  • Updated Pipelight to 0.2.4.2
  • Updated Wine-Compholio to 1.7.11
  • Updated Qjackctl to 0.3.11
  • Updated Ardour/VST3 to 3.5.357
  • Updated JACK and jackutils scripts to 0.124.1
  • Updated LMMS to 0.4.15
  • Updated Vamp-Plugins-SDK to 2.5 (Required to build Ardour3 Cairo Canvas)
  • Updated Qsynth to 0.3.8
  • Updated Qmidinet to 0.1.3
  • Updated Carla to 1.2.4
  • Updated Polyphone to 1.2
  • Updated EQ10 LV2 to 2.0beta5.1+GTK UI fix
  • Updated MDA LV2's to 1.2.2
  • Updated LibreOffice to 4.2
  • Updated HPLIP to 3.14.1
  • Updated Wine to 1.6.2+rt
  • New Additions:
  • Steam *NOTE – not being maintained for AV Linux YMMV!
  • Qmidictl 0.1.1
  • linuxDSP AF-210 EQ LV2 Demo
  • Grub Customizer 4.0.3
  • Timemachine 0.3.3
  • Gmidimonitor 3.6+GIT
  • GTK RecordmyDesktop 0.3.8.1+jackfix
  • Alternate Ardour launch scripts for special cases: (Netbook sized screens, Buggy Video Drivers) *Full info in release notes

New in version 6.0.2 (December 30th, 2013)

  • Complete new Customized XFCE4 4.10 Desktop Environment + Panel Plugins + Nautilus !! (Thunar optional)
  • NOTE XFCE4 4.10 is not compatible with XFCE4 4.6 Desktop and 'Goodies' Packages in Debian Squeeze repos
  • Xorg 1:7.7+3~deb7u1 from Debian Wheezy
  • Completely revamped User Manual and added bookmarked links and new content
  • Supplemental 'Supported Hardware' PDF by Piklik (thanks!)
  • Added 'pipelight-multi' to support Silverlight 5.1 in Web Browsers (ie Netflix)
  • *requires installation of AV Linux with ext4 partitions
  • Added 'wine-compholio' to support pipelight-multi
  • Added Polyphone Soundfont Editor
  • Added OpenAV Productions Fabla LV2
  • Added OpenAV Productions ArtyFX LV2
  • Added OpenAV Productions Luppp
  • Added Complete 'X42-Plugins' LV2 collection by Robin Gareus
  • Added 'Zam-Plugins' LV2's by Damien Zammit
  • Added falkTX's 'carla-plugins-lv2' LV2's (includes ZynAddSubFX LV2)
  • Added 'jackutils-scripts' to auto-start A2JMIDID and the Aloop-Daemon with Qjackctl
  • Added Hauppauge HVR-1950 firmware for OOTB Video Capture support
  • Added delayed auto-start for the Wbar Dock to launch correctly at login
  • Added Rockhopper's 'makesfz' + Nautilus Script
  • Added Rockhopper's 'makeh2kit' + Nautilus Script
  • Added Rockhopper's 'unzip-sfark' + Nautilus Script
  • *Nautilus Scripts can be added with 'Settings'--> 'Nautilus scripts manager'
  • Added 'AJ-Snapshot-UI' a graphical Zenity script to easily save and retrieve aj-snapshots
  • Added 'Mididings' MIDI Routing Utility
  • Added Asunder CD-Ripper
  • Added 'exfat-fuse' to manually mount 'FAT64' drives (ie newer large SDCard devices)
  • Added samba to facilitate Network file sharing
  • Added 'Nautilus-share' to enhance and simplify Network file sharing
  • Updated Ardour to 3.5.143
  • Updated ArdourVST to 3.5.143
  • Updated Ardour-Harvid-Binaries to 0.7.3
  • Updated linuxDSP Plugin Demos to their latest versions
  • Updated Audacity to 2.0.5
  • Updated Blender to 2.69
  • Updated all 'liburnia' libraries used by Brasero for disc burning to 1.3.2
  • Updated Calf Plugins from GIT with new Sidechaining and experimental plugins
  • Updated CAPS LADSPA Plugins to 0.9.16
  • Updated falkTX's Carla Plugin host to 1.2.3
  • Updated Clementine Music Player to 1.2
  • Updated dispcalgui to 1.5.3.1
  • Updated falkTX's DISTRHO Plugins to latest releases
  • Updated faust to 0.9.46-2
  • Updated FFADO FireWire Drivers to 2.1.0+SVN2462
  • Updated Guitarix to 0.28.3
  • Updated HarmonySeq to 0.16
  • Updated Harrison Mixbus demo to 2.4. (includes a fixed version of the 'XT-BC' LV2 plugin)
  • Updated HPLIP to 3.13.10
  • Updated JALV 1.4.2 patched by Robin Gareus to run LV2's with External UI's (ie linuxDSP)
  • Updated LibreOffice to 4.1.3.2
  • Updated LiVES Video Editor to 2.2.2
  • Updated Entire LV2 support stack to latest releases
  • Updated MTP support libs for supporting media transfer to Android Tablets and Smartphones *tested with Samsung Galaxy S4
  • Updated 'Non-Things' to recent GIT
  • Updated Qtractor to 0.5.11
  • Updated SetBfree to 0.7.5
  • Updated sfarkxtm to recent GIT
  • Updated Triceratops LV2 to 0.1.7
  • Updated 'Vee-One' LV2's to 0.3.5
  • Updated Wine to 1.6.1 with RT patches

New in version 6.0.1 (June 5th, 2013)

  • Updated to Trulan's 3.6.11.2 Kernel with Yamaha THR-10 patches and USB-2 Audio clock switching patch
  • Complete new 'Dozer' Theme and Graphics
  • 2 New Menu Sections for Audio and Video Utilities
  • Completely renovated Openbox Mini-menu with xdg Menu Support via 'openbox-menu'
  • Updated to JACK1 0.122.1
  • Updated to FFADO 2.1.0 (Huge thanks to 'varpa' once again for testing/troubleshooting)
  • Updated SUIL to 0.6.12 and the rest of the LV2 Support libs to their most recent versions
  • Updated linuxDSP LV2 Plugin Demos and changed install prefix to /usr/lib/lv2
  • Updated build dependencies (libglibmm-2.4-2.32) to enable building Ardour 3.0+
  • Workaround for 'gksu nautilus' preventing Shutdown
  • Updated User Manual with extra info and removed deprecated info...
  • Updated QPS Task Manager
  • Removed LiVES Video Editor (too many repeated compilation headaches due to GTK3)
  • Added back a few light GTK2/Openbox themes
  • Added Faenza-Dark Icons
  • Custom Wallpapers package from various sources in /usr/share/wallpapers
  • Added Skype
  • Added Scribus 1.4.1
  • Added EasyTag 2.1.7
  • Added Amsynth 1.4GIT with Custom Sound Banks
  • Added Triceratops-LV2 1.6
  • Added DrMr LV2 Plugin for hosting Hydrogen banks
  • Added SetBfree Tonewheel Organ app (note LV2 Plugin is early alpha quality)
  • Added Jeff G's LV2 Zita Reverb and Autotuner Ports
  • Added HPLIP 3.12.11 Custom Build
  • Updated LibreOffice to 4.0.3
  • Updated Mixbus Demo to 2.3.0
  • Packaged Mixbus LV2 Demo LV2 Plugins for use with other LV2 Host DAW's
  • Updated Wine to 1.4.1+rt Patches (no OpenCL support)
  • Added GTKDialog frontend for Wine Helper Scripts including Winetricks
  • Updated Ardour2 and Ardour2-VST to 2.8.16
  • Updated Calf Plugins from GIT Including Experimental Fluidsynth LV2
  • Updated Cinelerra 2.2CV with new overlay engine and 'Blue Banana' colour correction plugin
  • Updated dssi-vst to latest falkTX versions
  • Updated Qtractor to 0.5.8
  • Updated Qjackctl to 0.3.10
  • Updated QSynth to 0.3.7
  • Updated Hydrogen Drumkits
  • Updated Hydrogen to 0.9.3beta3
  • Updated Caps LADSPA's to 0.9.2
  • Updated Yoshimi to 1.1.0
  • Numerous new useful WinFF custom presets including Audio MP3, OGG, AAC with preserved metadata.
  • Updated Mixxx to 1.11
  • Updated to latest Guitarix 0.27.1 including new LV2 Plugins and patched for A2/Mixbus – Thanks Hermann!
  • Updated Sonic Visualizer to 2.0
  • Updated the Vee One Plugins (SynthV1, DrumkV1, SamplV1) to 0.3.2
  • Custom Packaged Queen Mary VAMP Plugins (1.7)
  • Added hexter 1.0.2
  • Added Phasex 14.97
  • Added MhWaveEdit 1.4.22
  • Updated Renoise-demo to 2.8.1
  • Updated Pianoteq-demo to 4.5 including LV2 versions
  • Updated Blender to 2.65
  • Updated linuxDSP FC70 Plugin demo to 1.0.2
  • Updated complete LinuxSampler SVN to accommodate new FLAC Support
  • Updated Darktable to 1.1.3
  • Updated MuseScore to 1.3
  • Added Rakarrack 0.6.1
  • Added MiniComputer Synth
  • Added Jsampler-Fantasia
  • Added TV-Viewer
  • Updated Muse2 to 2.1.1
  • Updated Non-Things to 1.9.5+GIT (except Sequencer with custom 1.9.4build)
  • Added raboof's SfArk extraction utility to the 'Extra Goodies' folder
  • Removed GUVCView It has become broken along the line and is not fixable even with local custom builds
  • Replace GUVCView with LUVCView
  • Added jalv 1.4.0 to host LV2's as standalones
  • Added jalv-launcher, a little zenity front end I made up for jalv
  • Added 'ScreenCapJACK' A GTKDialog frontend for Screen Capturing with JACK Audio
  • Fixed Patchage 0.5.0 issue with 'View-->Arrange'
  • Updated Hydrogen to 0.9.6beta3
  • Added Ardour 3.1GIT and ArdourVST 3.1GIT Builds
  • Added 'HarVid' binaries to utilize Video Timeline in Ardour3
  • Updated Xjadeo to 0.7.0
  • Updated Kdenlive Video Editor to 0.9.6+GIT
  • Added latest Carla binaries from falkTX – Many thanks falkTX!
  • Added latest DISTRHO LV2 and linuxVST Plugins from falkTX
  • Added QMIDIArp 0.5.2
  • Added DrumGizmo 0.9.3 LV2
  • Added Sorcer LV2
  • Added SynthClone 0.3.0

New in version 5.0 (June 14th, 2011)

  • 2.6.39.1 Kernel with IRQ Threading/rtirq-init activated, this Kernel is what Linux Audio users have been waiting years for!
  • NOTE: Although the stock Kernel is non-Liquorix, AV Linux still contains the Liquorix repositories for users who prefer them
  • Complete full-featured Desktop package selection including LibreOffice 3.4
  • RTC (Real Time Clock) permissions set by default on the LiveDVD
  • FFADO SVN Firewire drivers with daisy-chaining on the new Juju Stack.
  • AV Linux comes ready for pcm_multi multiple ice1712 soundcards (ie M-Audio1010LT).
  • Full support for compiling and running Ardour 2.X, ArdourVST, Ardour 3.0, and Ardour Mixbus.
  • NOTE: AV Linux is a recommended platform for Harrison Mixbus and the website is a Mixbus Store affiliate.
  • Jack Session ready Ardour, Qtractor, Bristol, Specimen, and more to come.
  • LV2 plugin support with existing slv2 and newer lilv libraries.
  • Unparalled default development environment with Compiling, Source Code Acquisition and Packaging Tools.
  • Four major Linux NLE Video Editors on one LiveDVD! (Openshot 1.31, Kdenlive 0.8, LiVES 1.43, and Cinelerra 2.1.5CV)
  • New GRUB2 based Remastersys Installer that now allows for installation of other locales
  • New complete packaging for all Commercial Demos and Non-Debian stuff so it can now easily be removed with Synaptic
  • New AV Linux Control Panel with many improvements suggested by users
  • GRUB SGFXI mode for much more streamlined proprietary nVidia/ATi graphics installs
  • ATi Modesetting disabled on the LiveDVD for more reliable booting on systems with certain ATi Graphics cards
  • Expanded User Manual
  • Better default filetype detection for common filetypes (ie Desktop Manual automatically opens with Evince)
  • Full PVR Support for Hauppauge WinTV PVR Capture Cards
  • OOTB 'Media Keys' keybinding support with both Openbox and Compiz
  • Linuxsampler with GIG, SF2, SFZ Support and Fantasia frontend
  • Wine, Java and Multimedia Codecs all ready to go